driver stories

John Sullivan dreams of becoming a speed skating world champion and winning a gold medal. After searching for a way to earn money that fit with his busy training schedule, he discovered Uber. Though a broken ankle nearly cut his skating dreams short, he recovered and took a leap of faith—moving from Virginia to Utah […]

Why I Drive: Meet Charles, a Brooklyn-based Hip Hop Artist

Brooklyn-based Charles Toussaint (also know an Y.S.) has pursued his dream of becoming a successful hip-hop artist for the past 8 years. But a few months ago, his life changed dramatically when Toussaint welcomed his first child. According to Toussaint, this exciting new chapter called for a new occupation as he continues to chase his […]

Celebrating the Parents Who Move Our Communities, In Every Way

Over the past few weeks as back-to-school season ramps up, Uber teams across the country hosted community events celebrating parents who drive with Uber, along with their families. Whether they drive most days, a few hours a week, or only now and then, the unique flexibility parents have with Uber can be a game changer.

Back-to-School Driver Appreciation Events

As we prepare for the school season, Uber teams across the country are hosting a series of events to celebrate parents and their kids. Beginning this weekend, in Miami, Los Angeles, East Bay and Indianapolis, teams will bring together parent drivers, their kids, community organizations, and local officials to hear about parents’ experience as drivers with Uber and discuss the importance of these types of earning opportunities in communities nationwide.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Uber!

Every time you request a ride through Uber, you’re helping empower small business owners to achieve their own American Dream. Our partners—your drivers—are the engine behind Uber. This Saturday, November 30th, Uber and American Express want to thank you for supporting local entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday®!